R.I. gas prices down 1 cent,
Mass. prices down 3 cents

RHODE ISLAND regular gas prices declined 1 cent this week to average $2.89 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

PROVIDENCE – The price of regular, self-serve gasoline in Rhode Island decreased 1 cent this week to $2.89 per gallon, 2 cents above the national average of $2.87 per gallon.

Prices ranged 41 cents in Rhode Island from $2.68 to $3.09 per gallon. Last year at this time, prices for regular gas were 64 cents lower at $2.25 per gallon.

  • Midgrade gas averaged $3.10 this week, ranging from $2.78 to $3.39 per gallon.
  • Premium unleaded gas averaged $3.30 this week, ranging from $2.95 to $3.57 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.18 this week, ranging from $2.99 to $3.31 per gallon.

“An increase in gasoline inventories in the Northeast has helped keep prices stable in states throughout the region,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Northeast senior vice president of public and government affairs, in a statement.

In Massachusetts, prices for regular gas declined 3 cents to average $2.83 per gallon, 4 cents below the national average. Prices in Massachusetts ranged 38 cents from a low of $2.61 to a high of $2.99 per gallon. Last year at this time, prices were 65 cents lower at $2.18 per gallon.

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  • Midgrade gas in the Bay State averaged $3.09 per gallon, ranging from $2.85 to $3.39 per gallon.
  • Premium gas averaged $3.27 per gallon, ranging from $2.99 to $3.59 per gallon.
  • Diesel fuel averaged $3.16 per gallon, ranging from $2.99 to $3.35 per gallon.